The Glasgow Academical Club



The Glasgow Accies Angling Club has been in existence since 1932.

The club now meets about eight times per season and although the venues sometimes vary from season to season our 'old favourites' remain consistent each year.

The season casts off at the beginning of May and this first outing is usually held at Loch Rusky, a beautiful loch owned by Herriots angling club near Callander.

Our next outing is generally to Lower Frandy Reservoir, a very productive venue, in Glenfarg Perthshire

Next up is the Lake of Menteith, the only lake in Scotland and a well known and popular venue.

The outings are either held on a Saturday during the day or on Friday evenings when the days are at their longest.

The day consists of meeting at the venue, deciding who is fishing with whom and setting out to fish for the morning. The boats then meet at lunchtime to exchange tales of the fish landed and 'the one that got away' with some well earned 'refreshments'. The afternoon session is then fished culminating in the 'weigh in' at the end of an enjoyable day.

Our season runs from the beginning of May until the end of September with fewest outings being during the holiday period of July and August.

Each year the Interschools competition takes place at the Lake of Menteith on the first Tuesday of September. This is a competition which started as a competition between the old rivals of Glasgow Accies and Glasgow high school fished for the Peshwar trophy.

This competition has now developed into a larger event with the inclusion of Heriots, Keil, Kelvinside and Hillhead who with Glasgow Accies and High school all compete for the interschools championship with Accies and High school still competing on the day for the Peshwar trophy.

Over the past few years the number of members of the angling section has diminished and although the current membership is both enthusiastic and loyal new members would be most welcome.

If interested in finding out more regarding the Glasgow Accies Angling section please contact:

Contact: Duncan Strang e:, t: 0141 638 9703, m: 07754 864 811